Trinity Episcopal Church Children's Ministry

Summer ministry for children here at Trinity wrapped up our last Monday program last week and we could not have had such a spectacular summer without the help of tireless volunteers. We want to especially thank Bruce Cherry and his meal team for eight consecutive Monday meals feeding dozens of children, youth and adult volunteers and the summer staff. Cathy Turner was a faithful volunteer again this year. We had several great youth volunteers who are invaluable to the success of our program. Many thanks go to Pam and the nursery staff for being there every Monday. Our Youth Minister, Simon, was right there with us each Monday as his summer schedule allowed helping with our oldest group who will one day soon be EYC themselves.  And finally I want to thank the parents, those who volunteered, who donated supplies, and who have been unfailingly kind in their praise to me this summer of our programs. Altogether through our programs we had just over 100 children signed up for either Summer Series or VBS.

Each summer we see kids from our parish and from the community. Some kids may have never experienced church and so we get to be ambassadors for Christ but also for the Episcopal Church where we hope to show them that everyone is welcome, and more than that, we can model the love of Christ in whatever small way so that they might carry with then into the future. As we look to next summer and begin to plan we hope you will say a prayer and consider donating your time to the wonderful work we are able to do here.

Dates to Remember for the 2017-2018 School year
August 13 – Parents Meeting/Rally Day

August 16 – All Parents Event Wednesday night!

September 13 – All Youth Event

September 16- Children’s Minsitry White Elephant Sale 7:00am-3:00pm
Skyzone 4:00-5:30pm

September 24 – Great Episcopal Picnic

September 29-October 1– Parish retreat at Camp McDowell

October 11 – All Youth Pumpkin chunkin/decorating

November 5 – First Nativity Pageant Practice

November 15 – All Youth Event

November 22 – Out for Thanksgiving

December 13 – Last Children’s Ministry meeting of the year/Christmas Party

December 17 – Nativity Pageant

January 10 – Children’s Ministry Returns for All Youth

February 14 – All Youth Valentines Day/Ash Wednesday Service

March 1 – Summer Series Registration Begins

March 14 – All Youth Event

March 28 – Out for Spring Break

April 1 – Easter Egg Hunt

April 11 – All Youth Event

May 9 – Children’s Ministry End of the Year Skate Party

May 15 – Last Day to prepay for Summer Series

Dates to Remember for the 2017-2018 School year
August 6 – Potluck after the 9:30am Service

August 13 – Parents Meeting/Rally Day

August 16 – All Parents Event Wednesday night!

September 13 – All Youth Event

September 16- Children’s Minsitry White Elephant Sale 7:00am-3:00pm
Skyzone 4:00-5:30pm

September 24 – Great Episcopal Picnic

September 29-October 1– Parish retreat at Camp McDowell

October 11 – All Youth Pumpkin chunkin/decorating

November 5 – First Nativity Pageant Practice

November 15 – All Youth Event

November 22 – Out for Thanksgiving

December 13 – Last Children’s Ministry meeting of the year/Christmas Party

December 17 – Nativity Pageant

January 10 – Children’s Ministry Returns for All Youth

February 14 – All Youth Valentines Day/Ash Wednesday Service

March 1 – Summer Series Registration Begins

March 14 – All Youth Event

March 28 – Out for Spring Break

April 1 – Easter Egg Hunt

April 11 – All Youth Event

May 9 – Children’s Ministry End of the Year Skate Party

May 15 – Last Day to prepay for Summer Series

 

Nursery Information

Our Nursery welcomes children ages 6 weeks to four years and is located in the Parish Hall. The nursery is open on Sundays at 8:45 am for Breakfast and then Sunday School and also for the 10:30 am and 5:00 pm services. Nursery is also available for special services throughout the year such as Christmas Eve, Second Wednesday All Parish Gatherings, and the Children’s Summer Series. Parents are welcome to pick up their children during the Peace and Announcements part of the service so that the family can experience the Eucharist together.

When dropping your child off please:

  • Sign your children in.
  • Let the teachers know of any special instructions or dietary needs.
  • Have items needed like diapers, formula, extra set of clothes, etc.
  • Have all diaper bags, bottles and sippy cups labeled.

 

K3

All children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to join Ms. Jessie in the education building for our new program. We will meet each Wednesday from 5:00-6:30pm. Programming will run for about an hour with our Wednesday night meal to follow at 6:00pm.

 

Club 456

All children entering grades 4, 5 or 6 are invited to join us every week! Ms. Rebekah leads this group. Programming runs from 5-6pm with a meal to follow.

 

Children’s Sunday School

All children from 4yrs-5th grade are invited to Sunday school at 9:30am during our regularly scheduledSunday school dates. Each week we cover a different topic, build with legos, and do a fun craft or activity.

 

Children’s Chapel

Children’s Chapel meets each week at the 10:30am and 5:00pm service. Children’s chapel is centered on the gospel reading for each Sunday. Children are invited to play, enjoy a snack, participate in an active lesson, and complete a craft or activity each week. Chapel begins at the start of each service and will end and rejoin the adults for communion.

 

All Youth Events

Each month we invite children of all ages from 0-12th grade to our All Youth Event. We get together as a large group for a different activity each month such as Camp Clue, Giant Bingo, Scavenger Hunts and Pumpkin Painting. At the end of our activity we invite all the children to join in a service of compline led by one of the group followed by a meal.

 

 

Club 456

All children entering grades 4, 5 or 6 are invited to join us every week for this ministry! Tonight Ms. Rebekah will be helping us explore just what Lent is all about and we will be talking about what we might be giving up or taking on. Programming runs from 5-6pm with a meal to follow.

 

 

 

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